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B.J. Burton

B.J. Burton

B.J. Burton is the author of several full-length plays, including Lobelia Lodge (published by Samuel French), Hunting Season, Room for Love, For the Record, and The Dangers of Lightning. Audiences have seen her work performed at InterAct Theatre Company, Hedgerow Theatre, Players Club of Swarthmore, The Brick Playhouse, Colonial Playhouse, Widener University, Rosemont College, Pittsburgh New Works Festival at City Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, and Six Women Playwriting Festival, among others. Honors include two Fellowships in Playwriting from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and winner of the Pennsylvania Playwriting Award. She was a finalist for the Heideman Award and a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. She is the author of The Philadelphia Connection: Conversations with Playwrights (Intellect Books, 2015). She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and studied further at A.C.T. in San Francisco, U.C.L.A. Extension Writers' Program, and in the Graduate Theatre Department at Villanova University. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Rosemont College, where she currently teaches. Memberships include The Dramatists Guild, AEA, and SAG-AFTRA.


Samuel French Titles by B.J. Burton